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Built in 1629, this is the oldest dzong in Bhutan. You have to like heavy, Tibetan-style Buddhist... read more

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| 5 kms south of Thimphu, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Reviewed yesterday

Shouldn't miss visiting the most important monument built by Founding Father of Bhutan His Holiness Zabdrung Rinpochela

Thank Escape816439
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Built in 1629, this is the oldest dzong in Bhutan. You have to like heavy, Tibetan-style Buddhist art, but the chapels have beautiful statues and paintings. If you are a small group, get your guide to arrange for a private blessing by the lama -...More

Thank Lam N
Reviewed 14 July 2018

additional request to come here, not so many tourist but that actually is quite age dzong. good look & worth visit

Thank iamface
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Simtokha Dzong is one of the oldest dzongs in Bhutan. Built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it functions as a monastic centre today.

Thank GurgoomTravels
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Lot of history and a beautiful sight. Just outside Thimpu, you can view it on your way to Dochula Pass.

Thank random_musings
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

This dzong is situated a little outside (5km?) Thimphu. Not many tourists visit, so it has a calm ambience. The structure is well preserved, and well worth visiting if you take the trouble to read up about it in advance. Many 14th century murals inside...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

It is a huge monastery. Many of these Dzongs reminds one of Hindu temples .. The Dzongs have dress code for visitors. The sight of the tall Budhdha at a distance from this Dzong was beautiful. This is a major tourist attraction in Thimpu. J...More

1  Thank Ganesh J
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Simtokha dzong being very old built by Shri Namgysl to unify Bhutan. It’s a unique of its own kind and built in 16 th century. It has a historic as well as royal value.

Thank SanjayB101
Reviewed 1 June 2018

this is a must visit Dzong for visitors to Bhutan.The key attraction is its unique architecture and the way it has been preserved .

Thank guddu1954
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Bulit in 1629 the ancient Buddha abode offers a holistic view it's most peaceful the chakra of Lord Buddha has a message for all if u are spiritual meditation here will take u to next level.i shall cherishthis in my memories

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